Retro Culture Releases New Pop Gem 'Heart Attack' & Announces Expanded Lineup
The bedroom project turned four piece electronic pop band Retro Culture, is led by the Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Connelly. In 2017 Connelly has expanded the project, officially enlisting Matt Phillips (Guitar), Daniel Boca-Vista (Bass/ Keys) & Matthew Hives (Drums) along with the announcement of a new single 'Heart Attack' - the first from their debut EP set for a release in May.
Releasing demos under the moniker Retro Culture, Connelly’s early writings hinted at an intricate and meticulous nature which has evolved into the four piece’s exploration of immediate pop music. Exhibiting a labour of love by blurring the boundaries between electronic and organic sounds, Retro Culture sights influences ranging from Lany, The 1975 and The Weeknd having been referenced as the lovechild of Tears For Fears meets Haim.
2016 was a break out year for Retro Culture, after receiving viral attention on Spotify the debut singles were added to all New Music Friday playlists globally , 'Cold' amassed an incredible 1.19 Million Spotify Steams, 'Fading' 910K Spotify Streams and 'Thread' 555K Spotify Streams. With radio support from triple j receiving spot plays on all three singles as well as rotation adds to triple j unearthed digital radio.
Releasing their most distinguished single in December 2016, ‘Calling’ catapulted Retro Culture to new heights. With additions to all New Music Friday playlists globally on Spotify, ‘Calling’ has reached 1.03 Million Streams in just over a month, taking Retro Culture's accumulated streams to over 4.8 Million streams. In addition ‘Calling’ received 8 spot plays on triple j and a playlist add to triple j unearthed radio.
After 12 months since inception with a series of single releases under their belt, Retro Culture is set to release the first collection of songs for their eponymous self-produced debut EP in May. The first single taken from the EP ‘Heart Attack’ is out now.